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Deadline September 15th: NOPA’s Clarence John Laughlin Award

From the New Orleans Photo Alliance website:

“The New Orleans Photo Alliance’s Grants

The Clarence John Laughlin Award

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Juror

John Wood, Editor, 21st Editions

Eligibility

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply.

Deadline

All required materials must be received by the New Orleans Photo Alliance between July 15, 2010 and September 15, 2010.

Application Fee

Application fee is $25.
Application fee + NOPA membership: $60.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted online only through the New Orleans Photo Alliance website.

Eligible Work

The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.

Work Samples

Applicants must submit a portfolio of 10-20 image files representing a cohesive body of work. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to build a strong series of images. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical nature, you may use one or more of the required images for installation or detail views.

Written Statements

Applicants must submit a written statement explaining their images, process and intent. The purpose of the statement is to give the juror a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the work samples you submit. Applicants will also be required to submit a bio or resume and a brief “description of work” summary.

Judging Criteria

The main criteria for selection will be the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and written statement.

Selection and Notification

If more than 100 applications are submitted, a committee of independent curators and photographers will prescreen all submissions and select 100 portfolios to present to the juror. The juror will select a single winner. At the juror’s discretion a select number of finalists may be asked to submit a print portfolio for the final decision.  Finalists will be notified by October 1 and required to mail portfolios at their own expense by October 10.

The winner will be announced on November 1, 2010.  The recipient’s portfolio will be featured on the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s website for one year.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance will present the prize to the recipient during the Fifth Annual PhotoNOLA, held in December of 2010 in New Orleans, LA.  If the winner is unable to accept the prize in person, other arrangements will be made.

About the Juror

John Wood is an award-winning poet, critic, and photographic historian.  The Southern Review called him “the most lucid and engaging of the post-modern Southern poets.” His most recent work, Endurance and Suffering, a book of poems based on 19th Century photographs by O. G. Mason won the 2009 Gold German Photobook Prize.  Wood co-curated the landmark 1995 Smithsonian Institution Museum of American Art exhibition Secrets of the Dark Chamber, and the book based on the exhibition was a New York Times Book Review Best Books of 1995.  He has written books on the daguerreotype, the autochrome, Romanticism and photography, and other subjects.  His books have been named to the “Outstanding Academic Books of the Year” by the American Library Association, Wall Street Journal‘s Year’s Best Books, and the American Photographic Historical Society’s Outstanding Book of the Year.  His translation of poems from Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal with a critical introduction and photographs by Eikoh Hosoe received the 2007 Independent Book Publishers Bronze Medal, and Sally Mann, a selection of Mann’s photographs and poems, which he edited, won a 2005 Lucie Award.  He has published and edited over thirty books and written the introductions to more than twenty others on photographers as diverse as Josephine Sacabo, Jamie Baldridge, John Metoyer, Joel-Peter Witkin, Jan Saudek, Arthur Tress, Luis Gonzáles Palma, Flor Garduño, Michael Kenna, Wouter Deruytter, Connie Imboden, John Dugdale, Robert ParkeHarrison, Jayne Hinds Bidaut, David Halliday and Greg Gorman.  He has also written the texts for more than ten catalogues of art and photographic exhibitions in the United States, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, and Mexico. He is the Editor of 21st Editions, holds a Ph.D. in English literature, held Professorships for thirty years in both English Literature and Photographic History and served as Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at McNeese State University.  He now lives in Vermont and is at work on a retrospective book on the work of Masao Yamamoto.”

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Milwaukee, August 4th: “Exposure” Inaugural Photography Council Benefit at MAM

I applaud all museums that organize special study groups by curatorial department, fostering a broader awareness of connoisseurship in the arts among members of their community.  The Milwaukee Art Museum has launched the Photography Council, and it will be hosting a benefit this coming Wednesday, August 4th.

From the e-flier:
“EXPOSURE”  First Annual Photography Council Benefit, open to the public

Wednesday, AUGUST 4 6-10pm

234 West Florida Street, Milwaukee $50 in advance/$60 at the door/$20 with valid student ID SPACE IS LIMITED CALL 414.224.3284 to make your reservations.

BBQ & Beverages-DJ & Dancing-Photos of the Year Slide Slam

Silent Auction with donations from the following artists:

Brian Ulrich/Shimon&Lindemann/Jen Davis/Anna Shteynshleyger/Fred Marsh/Kevin Miyazaki/Jon Gitelson/Colleen Plumb/Melissa Ann Pinney/Sonja Thompson/Aron Gent/Jason Reblando/Ciurej & Lochman/Andy Adams and many more….

Visit Milwaukee Art Museum Photography Council on Facebook for details. Call 414-224-3284 to make your reservation.

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Deadline July 13th: Low Tech Call for Entries at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado

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Low-Tech
Juror: Christa Dix, Founder and Director of wall space gallery
Submission Deadline: July 13, 2010

From the Center for Fine Art Photography website:
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Specimen 5 © Galina Kurlat, Print from Ambrotype

THEME:


Low-Tech

The Center is currently celebrating the low-tech processes and is interested in exhibiting the best low-tech images that photographers are producing. This call is open to all subjects and styles of photography that include a low tech means of image making or printing. This includes, but is not limited to; toy, Holga and Diana cameras, Pinhole, Wet Plate Collodian, Photograms, Callotypes, Cyanotypes, Polaroid and other traditional processes.

JUROR:


Crista Dix

Crista Dix is the Founder and Director of wall space gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. Starting in this creative field as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image, Crista decided to put down her camera and utilize her years of business management to help promote photographers and photography. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists’ vision. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:


With selection for this exhibition, featured artist’s work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography. Each participant will be included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition and Online Gallery exhibition.

liveBooks Website Award: Valued at $399 each, two artists will receive a one year subscription for a website from liveBooks.com

Juror’s Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com

Director’s Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com

Honorable Mention Award: $100

All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery


Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Exhibit Prints: All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional economical printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries due: July 13, 2010

Notice of acceptance: July 23, 2010

Exhibition dates: Oct 1 – 30, 2010

Public / Artists’ Reception: Oct 1 from 6-9pm


ENTRY FEE:

Members: $20 for the first five images.

Non-Members: $35 for the first five images.

Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit their work for jurying may become a member and meet the entry fee for a total of $77.00 USD.



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Deadline July 14th: “Aperture Portfolio Prize”

From the Aperture Foundation webpage dedicated to this Prize:


“Welcome to the Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition!

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and specific artists whom we can help by bringing them to a wider audience. In choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, we are looking for work that is fresh and that hasn’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

First prize is $5,000. The first-prize winner and runners-up are featured in Aperture’s website for approximately one year. Winners are also announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches thousands of subscribers in the photography community.

The entry period for the 2010 Aperture Portfolio Prize begins Friday, May 14, 2010, and the deadline is Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 12:00 noon EST.

All entrants will be contacted with final results by November 1, 2010. For more information, see the Guidelines and FAQs pages.

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Deadline July 17th: Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer

The Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer

From the e-announcement:

“Known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s, Berenice Abbott was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, no matter what the subject matter.

The Berenice Abbott Prize

Photo by 2009 © Winner Sarah Girner

Entry Deadline: July 17, 2010

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is pleased to announce The 2010 Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer, an international competition.  One person is selected for this prize and is given a one-person, all expenses paid, exhibition at an LA gallery (location and date TBA), an exhibition book, a Canon EOS 50D/ EF 28-135 Kit, plus a spread of the winning work in Rangefinder magazine. The winner will also receive a photograph of Berenice Abbott taken by Hank O’Neal.

Juried by David Fahey of Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.

Berenice Abbott was a photographer of great accomplishment. She began her career as an assistant to Man Ray and became known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s. Berenice was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, no matter what the subject matter. This award was created by Julia Dean to honor her teacher and friend.

What constitutes an Emerging Photographer? An emerging photographer does not mean a young photographer, though a young photographer can certainly enter. Rather, it means that you have an accomplished body of work that has not yet been exhibited or published widely.

Criteria & Scope: Whether a fine art photographer or documentary photographer, the work submitted for this contest should reflect a cohesive body of work.

Sponsored by: A&I Photographic and Digital Services; Canon USA; Universal Art Gallery; The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

Entry fee (for up to 25 images): $75

For Guidelines and Application click here.

To enter this contest using our Online Submission Form click here.

For Questions Contact:

Pilar Law: pilar@juliadean.com
310-392-0909

Deadline for entry: July 17, 2010. Click Here to Download Contest Details and Entry Form. Past Winners: 2009 2008 2006, 2005

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Sunday, JUNE 27th: Book Fair at the Bronx Museum

From the Bronx Museum events website:

Book Fair
Summer outdoor film screening

SUNDAY JUNE 27, 12 Noon to 5:00pm
Sidewalk in front of The Bronx Museum and North Building—2nd Floor
Admission: Free

“Meet poets, writers, graphic–novelists and publishers in an afternoon entirely dedicated to the small press. Buy books with special discount. Enjoy good street–food and music through the afternoon.

At 3pm: Special panel about the current state of publishing, followed by readings by noted poets and writers.”

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“SNOWBOUND” Lisa M. Robinson’s project now posted on MediaStorm.org

In the fall of 2009, Wendy Watriss, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of FotoFest commissioned MediaStorm to create a piece on Lisa M. Robinson‘s project SNOWBOUND, adding to our understanding of the project and the artist, and allowing access to the work in all its digital glory.

The piece debuted during the FotoFest Biennial‘s 2010 workshop program, where Brian taught a one-day seminar.  Lisa was present as well, and the question and answer period with the audience was memorable.  It was interesting for both she and Brian to reach into each other’s worlds – she into multimedia storytelling, and Brian into bringing a fine art project to life on the screen, audio and visual combined.   To see the SNOWBOUND project, visit Lisa’s website here. To see the MediaStorm film on the project, visit MediaStorm here. And to view an “Epilogue” interview with Lisa, click here.   Thank you Wendy Watriss and FotoFest, Lisa and the entire creative team at MediaStorm!

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